13 July 2012

Luminus’ LEDs displace lasers in Smart Vision Lights’ machine vision illumination source

Luminus Devices Inc of Billerica, MA, USA, which makes PhlatLight (photonic lattice) LEDs for illumination applications, says that its Big Chip LED technology has been selected by machine vision lighting maker Smart Vision Lights of Muskegon, MI, USA for its new product line of illumination sources. Luminus’ SST-90 LED is at the heart of Smart Vision Lights’ SP30 Series LED structured light pattern projector for the machine vision industry.

Luminus says that, compared with laser-based pattern projectors, its LEDs enable higher-resolution lines with sharper edges and more uniform illumination – and without laser speckle artifacts.

“Luminus has an established track record of displacing traditional high-power illumination sources with its Big Chip LED technology,” says Chuck DeMilo, global director of product marketing. “In general lighting and entertainment lighting we are enabling the conversion from metal halide to LED. In projection display we are displacing UHP [ultra high pressure] mercury sources. Now in machine vision we are seeing success in converting lasers based systems to LED,” he adds.

“We selected the Luminus SST-90 for the large die footprint and high lumen output,” says Smart Vision Lights’ design engineer Matt Pinter. “The SST-90 gives us better uniformity across the pattern and provides much higher output than typical 1mm2 LEDs,” he adds. “The new SP30 Series structured light LED source is selling really well. We are competing against and taking business from lasers.”

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